What cool cars drive in AfricaJune 26, 2020
Some stereotypically believe that because of the poorly developed economy in Africa there are no decent cars at all. However, it is not.
In fact, in Africa you can find all the same cars as on other continents. Even supercars and premium sedans. The only thing is, it’s quite difficult to buy a new “horse” here – firstly, there are very few official representations (therefore, most have to import the car of their dreams), and secondly, taxes on importing cars in Africa are among the largest in the world.
Recently, an article titled “African Automotive Culture: The Continent’s Most Popular Sports Cars” appeared on gtspirit.com. This material clearly shows what cool cars locals prefer to drive.
The greatest demand in Africa, as it turned out, is enjoyed by BMW sports – cars of this brand are revered in almost every country. BMW, M2, M3, M4 and X6M crossovers are especially well bought – they are often found in Ghana, South Africa, Algeria, Nigeria, Morocco, and Round. VW Golf GTI and Golf R are also in demand, plus Mercedes in the AMG and Audi versions of the S and RS lines – in the same South Africa, Namibia and Libya. But in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana, Tanzania and Uganda, they prefer Japanese cars – Subaru WRXSTI, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Nissan Skyline, Mazda RX7, etc.
The premium segment in Africa is also well represented. In some countries, the local elite willingly drives Ferrari, Aston Martin, Audi R8 – for example, such cars are full in Mauritius. But nevertheless, the most prosperous country in this regard is perhaps Morocco – here you can find a variety of supercars, from Ferrari 488 and McLaren 650S to Bugatti Veyron and even Chiron.
Finally, another important detail – in Africa there are many cars in the Japanese JDM tuning. The largest refuge of these cars is Botswana.
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